The sketch “A Hero” is direct and broad enough in its essentials to catch the intelligent appreciation of any audience.
The slower wits may lose the more subtle bearings of Mr. Mason's tough characterization, but the genial comedy of the playlet is bound to appeal even to the dullest. The finish has been changed about somewhat, and under the present arrangement the curtain falls upon an unemployed comedy line. This plan is perhaps in better accord with the atmosphere of the piece, but it undoubtedly costs the players something in final applause.
Variety 5:4 (05/25/1907)